Martin Luther King Speech Outline

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Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Central idea: Dr. King is one of the most inspiring civil rights leaders in the history of the United States Civil Rights movement.
Attention statement: My father called me two weeks ago from Yemen and asked me about school and I told him that I didn’t go today because its Dr. Martin Luther King birthday. He said, “And who is Dr. King?”
Establish Credibility: while my father knows about Dr. King, I only knew that he was a civil rights activist. But, I’ve read about him recently and he is an inspiring character.
Preview Statement: today, I’m going to share with you some information about Dr. King; his childhood, education,
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According to Taylor, Kimberly Hayes. "6: Martin Luther King Jr. A Dreamer for a Nation." Black Civil Rights Champions, after King gave the "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, Time magazine named him "Man of the Year" for 1963. In 1964,
A- King became the fourteenth U.S. citizen and the second African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
B- At age 35, he was the youngest person ever to win the prize.
C- He divided the $54,000 that came with the award among several civil rights groups.

VI. On April 4, 1968, a few days before march was to take place, King went to Memphis, Tennessee, to help lead a protest for equal pay among garbage workers. As he leaned over the railing on the balcony outside of his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel, he was fatally shot. King was 39.
A- The police charged a white man named James Earl Ray with King 's murder. They accused Ray of firing the fatal shot while standing in an empty bathtub in a house across the street from the motel. Thousands of people mourned King 's death, and Coretta Scott King led a march that became a memorial to her husband. She then flew his body back to Atlanta, where as many as 100,000 people for his funeral. He was originally buried in the city 's Southview Cemetery, but his body was later moved to the grounds of the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change, also in
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